This wonderful plant is used as a flavor in many of the Asian dishes. It is also known as Citronella and is used for making perfumes, soaps and candles. A tinge of lemon grass placed in the room could repel insects. It has a calming and comforting effect and is successful in relieving anxiety and nervous tension. Lemon Grass is also referred to as Sweet Rush and it is known as Fever Grass. It is used to cure cold and fever.
As mentioned earlier, lemon grass is extensively used in Asian cooking. Food lovers prefer having this herb in their garden. The various health benefits related to lemon grass are tremendous. It can be used as an antiseptic and is effective in treating fungal or bacterial infections. It is soothing on the skin and has a calming effect. Pepper when added to lemon grass is supposed to be grandma’s home remedy for curing abdominal cramps during a menstrual cycle. It also helps in relieving the patient of unsettled stomach and morning sickness. Lemongrass tea is a diuretic. The citronella fragrance helps in excessive barking in dogs.
The lemongrass acts a cleanser and has a detoxifying effect on the kidney, bladder, digestive tract, liver and pancreas. It helps in cutting the excess fats, poisonous substances, cholesterol and so on. It aids in better digestion and enough blood circulation. It rejuvenates the body, aids in controlling pimples and acne, is an ideal tissue and muscle toner. It enters the pores of the facial skin and helps to kill the toxic substances and cleanses the face. It helps in controlling blood pressure levels. A concoction of lemon grass leaves when cooled and taken in a liquid form keeps the body refreshed. Lemon grass helps to raise the immunity levels in an individual.
It is the ideal sedative. The base and leaves of Lemon grass lend a unique flavor to the food, especially in poultry and fish dishes. The distinguishing flavor ideally balances hot chilies and lends the ideal taste to the dish.
It is effectual in treating diseases related to colon, fevers, tummy aches, cramps, gas and acidity. Patients suffering from ailments like bone related problems and osteoarthritis are highly benefited by using lemongrass. Eye related problems like cornea inflammation have been treated with the topical application of lemongrass medication.